Day: March 17, 2019

Farming is what made “f” and “v” sounds possible

UnknownLove to drop F-bombs? Thank the shift to agriculture:

’A new study suggests that the f and v sounds were made easier to pronounce by the change in our diets the invention of farming made possible.
The idea isn’t a new one, but is only now being taken seriously.
Even today, many hunter-gather cultures lack labiodentals in their languages.…’

Via Big Think